1712 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir William Davenant

Anonymous, in Great Britains Hony Come (1712) in Brydges, Censura Literaria 7 (1807) 260.



The want of a nose by Sir William D'Avenant saved a fishmonger's boy, who had accidentally splashed him when passing with water, from the poet's fury, by his declaring it was done from revenge because Sir William had blown his nose upon the fish.